Lisa Kennedy of Charlotte writes: “I would like to know how they make the black bean burger at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. … I hear (from others in my family) that Bad Daddy’s has wonderful hamburgers, but I wouldn’t know since I always order the black bean burger.”
Lisa isn’t the only one ordering the black bean burger. Cory Laton of the FS Food Group (named for restaurateur Frank Scibelli) says Bad Daddy’s sells more than 3,000 black bean burgers each month.
That’s a lot of beans – and there’s a lot to take in with each bite of this burger.
Half of the black beans are mashed, so there’s almost a creamy quality inside the burger. There’s also sweetness from the roasted corn and tang from the sour cream. Panko bread crumbs are used, so when the burger is pan-fried, the bread crumbs crisp up the exterior.
At Bad Daddy’s, you can order a black bean burger straight up or get it as part of the Cantina Burger, which includes green chiles, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, avocado and chipotle ranch (easy to make by combining 1 to 2 teaspoons of minced canned chipotle with 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing).
Like the rest of Lisa’s family, I usually get a beef burger when I go to Bad Daddy’s. But if I feel like something lighter, I just may give the black bean burger a go.
Robin Domeier is owner of Nibbles Personal Chef.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email firstname.lastname@example.org to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less